Most of the larger wardrobes we sell do dismantle, but many of the smaller ones do not. This will be mentioned in the description. Please consider this carefully when deciding on a particular wardrobe, and measure staircases, narrow passage ways and tight corners carefully especially if opting for one that doesn't dismantle. Wardrobes which dismantle are often referred to as 'Knock Down Wardrobes'.
Also consider the internal depth when choosing a wardrobe as these vary. You will probably need at least 18" internal depth for hanging most things. 19" or more may be required for large coats. If you're buying a wardrobe for children then obviously less depth is needed. Hangers can be bought of all shapes and sizes nowadays. See hangers for sale at Amazon here
Prices include restoration and waxing (if in the bare wood), and the fitting of a new hanging rail if required.
If you're happy assembling your wardrobe yourselves then we can use our usual delivery company. If you would like us to deliver and assemble your wardrobe for you this can also be arranged for you. Please ask for more details, or see our delivery page.
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Assembly instructions for Pine Wardrobe (M25064) Mrs Kirrane
Most of our larger wardrobes and some of the smaller ones dismantle. These are often referred to as Knock Down Wardrobes.
A typical Knock Down Wardrobe consists of a base, top, 2 sides, 2 doors and usually 3 or so back pieces. Also the fixing pieces.
Brief assembly instructions (also see video):
Place the base of the wardrobe close to your chosen position. (It can moved into exact position when assembled)
slot one side piece into the base and fix using the fixing provided. (These may consist of wedges or bolts)
Then slot in the back pieces starting from the fitted side piece.
Then fit the other side piece in position and attach using another fixing.
The top can now be placed on. (It’s usually best to do this with 2 people)
If the doors have locating pins, and do not have slide-on hinges they must be fitted before the top is secured. Angle the appropriate door so the bottom pine locates into the hole, and then tilt forwards so the top pin is close to the top hole. Lift the top of the wardrobe very slightly so you are able to position door top pin under locating hole. Lower top of wardrobe into position. Then you must fix that side of the wardrobe top using the fixing provided. When this is done you can go through the same process to fit the other door.
If the doors have external hinges use the fixings provided to secure the top on the wardrobe. Then simply drop the doors onto their hinges.
After the wardrobe has been constructed it can be moved into its final position. Try and slide by pushing on the base of the wardrobe and not at the top.
If you find the doors don’t close exactly and rub a little, this probably means your floor is not level. By lifting one corner of the wardrobe slightly you will discover which corner needs to be elevated using a thin piece of card or similar.
It is advisable to check the fixings after a couple of days when everything has settled.
If you would rather I deliver and assemble your wardrobe for you then please let me know.